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Why good arguments often fail : making a more persuasive case for Christ / James W. Sire. [print]

By: Sire, James W [author]Material type: TextTextPublication details: Downers Grove, Illinois : IVP Books/InterVarsity Press, (c)2006. ; ©2006 Description: 205 pages ; 21 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0830833811; 9780830833818Subject(s): Jesus Christ -- Person and offices | ApologeticsLOC classification: BT203BT203.S619.W494 2006Online resources: Table of contents COPYRIGHT NOT covered - Click this link to request copyright permission: COPYRIGHT NOT covered - Click this link to request copyright permission: https://lib.ciu.edu/copyright-request-form
Contents:
I believe-- help my unbelief : a credible witness -- Common logical fallacies. Love is a fallacy / by Max Shulman. You're all hypocrites! : unqualified and hasty generalizations. It's dangerous to believe you're right : causes and contradictions. You have insulted us all : sentiment, false analogy and poisoning the well -- Good arguments that often fail. People can't communicate--what? : arrogance, aggression and cleverness ; I don't get it : misreading the audience ; What a harebrained idea! : worldviews and evolution ; Who am I to judge? : worldviews and relativism ; The heart wants what it wants : moral blindness -- Good arguments that work. I see you are very religious : Paul in Athens ; So why should I believe anything? : Christian witness in a postmodern world ; Framing effective arguments : a guide to literature.
Summary: You gave it your best shot. You made the best case you knew how, and your friend still wasn't persuaded to follow Christ. Why is it that solid, rational arguments for the Christian faith often fail? For over fifty years James Sire, noted author and public defender of the Christian faith, has asked himself that question. Sometimes, of course, the arguments themselves just aren't that good. How can we make them better? Sometimes the problem has to do with us and not the arguments. Our arrogance, aggressiveness or cleverness gets in the way, or we misread our audience. Sometimes the problem lies with the hearers. Their worldview or moral blindness keeps them from hearing and understanding the truth.
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I believe-- help my unbelief : a credible witness -- Common logical fallacies. Love is a fallacy / by Max Shulman. You're all hypocrites! : unqualified and hasty generalizations. It's dangerous to believe you're right : causes and contradictions. You have insulted us all : sentiment, false analogy and poisoning the well -- Good arguments that often fail. People can't communicate--what? : arrogance, aggression and cleverness ; I don't get it : misreading the audience ; What a harebrained idea! : worldviews and evolution ; Who am I to judge? : worldviews and relativism ; The heart wants what it wants : moral blindness -- Good arguments that work. I see you are very religious : Paul in Athens ; So why should I believe anything? : Christian witness in a postmodern world ; Framing effective arguments : a guide to literature.

You gave it your best shot. You made the best case you knew how, and your friend still wasn't persuaded to follow Christ. Why is it that solid, rational arguments for the Christian faith often fail? For over fifty years James Sire, noted author and public defender of the Christian faith, has asked himself that question. Sometimes, of course, the arguments themselves just aren't that good. How can we make them better? Sometimes the problem has to do with us and not the arguments. Our arrogance, aggressiveness or cleverness gets in the way, or we misread our audience. Sometimes the problem lies with the hearers. Their worldview or moral blindness keeps them from hearing and understanding the truth.

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